Valley Lutheran High School is excited to invite alumni, association members and media to a groundbreaking ceremony at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14 that will celebrate the addition of 30,000-square feet to the McCarty Road campus.
“Our school has always challenged students to fully use their God-given abilities to serve others,” Valley Lutheran Executive Director Dr. John Brandt said. “The addition not only reflects the growing interest and need for excellent STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) education, but also the importance of arts and athletics in the lives of students.
“This project is also a testimony to the faithfulness of God’s people to this ministry. They are excited to help position Valley Lutheran to continue to be a place where educational excellence and Christian faithfulness are taught and modeled.”
Fundraising began in late 2015 for the $10 million campaign, which includes a $6.5 million addition that will modernize the school’s STEM capabilities by adding four new science labs, in addition to new music and art rooms, a new special needs room, a new weight room, new and remodeled locker rooms, common areas and a new main entrance with security improvements.
More than 450 people are expected to be in attendance, including keynote speaker Rev. Greg Schlicker (a member of the first graduating class of Valley Lutheran in 1980), Saginaw Mayor Dennis Browning, Saginaw Township Supervisor Tim Braun, lead architect Doug Kuefner of WTA Architects, Matt Bronner of Wm. Bronner & Son Contractors, board members, faculty, staff, students and more.
Everyone in attendance will receive a construction hat with a logo commemorating the event, as well as ice cream sandwich “bricks”.
Valley broke ground on its original facility in 1978 and celebrated 40 years of service in 2017.